This is the face of anxiety. I hide it well. As a single, working, mom, I’ve had to stuff my proverbial tool kit with a variety of coping techniques. My daily reminder is my chest tattoo, “Just Breathe”... It’s tangible. I got it when I lost the woman whom raised me, my grandmother, to stomach cancer. I recall the very second I experienced my first panic attack - grandma was in her room at her dresser picking out clothing while I was standing in the kitchen at the sink washing dishes. I glanced over and saw just how much weight she’d lost... Cancer was winning. Death was coming. I couldn’t breathe. I dropped the dishes and went to my room to hide from it all because my reality took hold of denial and kicked it’s ass. I sat for 3 days rocking, crying hysterically, obsessing, and struggling to catch my breath. I missed work. I couldn’t parent. I couldn’t breathe. I wanted to jump out of my skin! Hugs are my go to for a reminder that I’m not alone. A long tight hug and a deep sigh... Breath. Breathe. Breathing. My mantra. I am okay. #anxiety#panicattack#mentalhealth#breath#breathe#breathing#life#death#love#loss#family#momlife#saturday#weekend#emotions#red#strength#courage#positivevibes#goodvibes#kindness#hug#instagram#iamokay#fuckcancer
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We have become so overwhelmed with life that sometimes it feels like we're drowning. There have been countless times where I feel like I am on the verge on an emotional breakdown. There may be times where the day is going good and then BAM...something will happen and throw everything off track. Whether it be bills, work, relationship/friendship drama, kids, money...you get the point, take a step back and breathe. Regroup and focus. For me, it's something as simple as going for a walk or meditation. Whatever it is for you, do it. We not only need to be healthy physically but mentally. Take care of your mental health. #mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#meditate#breathe#positiveenergy#positivevibes#peace
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WHAT IS SPIRIT?
I don’t know. 🤷🏽♂️ There are a lot of definitions of the word spirit. Depending on our indoctrination into this world - spirit could mean a lot of things due to its influence on us, usage, and application in our lives. To be honest, I don’t know which one is right and I can’t tell anyone which one is right either. I can offer thoughts up about it - but that is about it. Spirit for those that believe in the idea and concepts surrounding it is personal - like many things. Personally - I feel spirit all around me - for me it is simply a name that is given to something that is so incredibly vast, abstract, cathartic, life giving, life taking, and undefined. It’s a name that has been given to something that connects all of us. We almost diminish it by naming it. It’s nice to just be with it and experience what we may think or feel it is.
Words have a way of changing throughout history and time - so I thought I might take a few moments to look up what the word Spirit means and where it is derived from. It turns out the word spirit is a Latin word derived from the word “Spirare” which means “to breathe.” This made me smile. The word “spiritus” came later on which came to mean: “soul, spirit, courage, and vigor.” While I am sure there is more back history to the word spirit - we are limited by what has been researched and shared and also because war throughout time has destroyed history/records.
If I took anything away from it - spirit simply means to breathe. The breath - is life. Life is always breathing around us. The breath is perhaps god, the breath is you, it’s me, it’s our ancestors, and it is all of those that will come after us. To be with spirit for me is to simply breathe. The word may change and evolve again in the future - but in this moment for me - the breathe is what gives me spirit, soul, courage, and vigor.
It’s great to look words up and uncover their roots - especially ones that we use often. We may connect to them differently and live more vibrantly through them.
Thanks Inigo Montoya for your ageless wisdom! (From the Princess Bride.) Namaste Friends
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Your morning shower is not just for your body, but your mind and spirit. You already be making adult decisions in there or maybe just karaoke but this can be a great time to take a #mindfulminute!
As you soap yourself, repeat the following mantra- “I cleanse myself so I may feel light, peaceful and at ease.” Keep repeating this mantra as you scrub your body all over.
Alternatively you can also just say "I am the shit" or "mama ain't raise no hoe" shoutout to @2chainz
As you rinse off the soap, imagine all of the negative energy or energy that is no longer yours to keep going down the drain.
Next, take your hand and make a flicking motion around the entire outside of your body, cleansing away any final lingering energy.
Stand under the water one more time, close your eyes and visualize the water forming a protective golden white light all around your body. See the white light in your minds eye and take three deep breaths before opening your eyes.
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